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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8645: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8645: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
11/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The TCP stack in the Linux kernel before 4.8.10 mishandles skb truncation, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application that makes sendto system calls, related to net/ipv4/tcp_ipv4.c and net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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